Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 21 May 2019
The latest trend in the weight loss and dieting space is the Ketogenic diet. So why is this diet so popular right now and why is there as much negative information as there is positive?
The ketogenic diet is one where you shift your metabolism into a state of ketosis.
When in ketosis your body will burn fatty acids for fuel instead of sugars. And all of those fatty acids are stored in your fat cells. So more burning = more weight loss. This is often confused with ketoacidosis which is a biochemical state that can be very dangerous.
So what could be some of the benefits of a keto diet and some of the cautions to be aware of to determine if this type of diet is right for you?
If you are aware of these basic pros and cons before starting a ketogenic diet you could get a lot of the benefits while avoiding some of the pitfalls.
I also know that finding recipes to help ensure you stay in ketosis while still being nutrient and fibre dense can be super time- consuming. Many patients will fail without a plan or examples, and every failure hurts your ability to choose healthy food.
That's why I am super excited to announce my ketogenic meal plan. I have created this done-for-you practical plan that hits the right numbers so you can focus less on your calculator and more on succeeding in the kitchen.
My Ketogenic Food plan includes:
-Seven whole days of healthy meals and snacks
-Whole food recipes that are simple, delicious, and dairy-free
-An easy-to-follow meal-prep layout
-A step-by-step prep guide to keep organized in the kitchen
You can purchase it by calling the office and speaking with reception.
For other reliable information on the keto diet check out these two books:
Now I would love to hear from you! Have you ever thought about trying the keto diet? Why or why not? Leave a comment below and I'll be back next week with another edition of Doctor as Teacher Tuesday!
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